Mont Blanc has announced the e-Strap. This combines a smart wearable device with a stunning mechanical watch. This will feature in the Mont Blanc “Timewalker Urban Speed Collection”. The e-Strap features a high-end leather strap that has a carbon fiber texture to it that Montblanc calls “Extreme Montblanc Leather” made in Italy. Sitting under your wrist is an electronic module made from DLC (diamond like carbon) coated steel or in gray steel.
The specs. The e-strap has a 0.9 inch monochromatic OLED touchscreen display 128×36 pixel resolution. Notifications will be shown for calls, texts, e-mails, calendars, social media, and reminder notifications, function as an activity monitor/tracker with a pedometer and accelerometer with data that feeds into either the android or apple app. Vibrations alert for notifications are included.
And its strongest selling point on top of the classic design is 5 days battery life. Not only that it recharges via micro usb. The watch with e-strap is around 4,000 euros. The strap by itself is 250 euros.
I do like this idea of combining watch style with technology. That watch looks stunning.